Cranberries are not only a symbol of the holiday season—they’re tasty, too. These delicious little bites combine the tart juiciness of fresh cranberries with sweet jam, creamy brie, and salty crackers. They’re colorful, classy, and oh-so-easy to whip up. Check out how to make them after the jump.
Is there anything better than frothy hot chocolate in the winter? Hot chocolate with candy cane stir sticks, of course! Get the fire (or electric blanket) going, you’re going to want to cozy up with a cup of cocoa and these minty treats.
Whether you’re making take-home favors for your holiday guests or want to have gifts handy for your favorite hosts or family members, this do-it-yourself idea is easy, adorable, and useful. Make sure to keep a shaker for yourself: sprinkle rosemary-infused sea salt on roasts, freshly popped corn, or baked fish dishes.
Nothing says appreciation and love like good food. When you’re heading to a holiday party, don’t go empty handed—this thoughtful, do-it-yourself gift idea is a great way to impress your favorite hostess.
Feeling crafty? We have a fun and easy idea to help you create beautiful seasonal place settings for your Thanksgiving table. Get the kids involved with this fresh take on table settings, and you’ll have one thing crossed off your holiday to-do list:
-Make the table fancy in no time flat.
Done! Instructions after the jump!
No bucket? No problem. We used a large pumpkin to make an ice bucket for one of our favorite white wines, and it made us wonder how we didn’t think of it sooner. While it serves its primary purpose — to keep your wine cold — it also makes a fantastic Halloween or Thanksgiving centerpiece. You can even create a virgin version filled with soda cans for the kids table.
Looking to add a fresh and fragrant touch to your Thanksgiving table? Our floral merchant, Saralyn, carved up a beautiful pumpkin and flower centerpiece, and wrote up tips on how to make your own at home. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect — the more rustic, the better. You could even devise a fun game (pin the feathers on the turkey, perhaps) for your guests to play; winner gets the centerpiece! Click through to find instructions from Saralyn.
Have you mastered the post-Thanksgiving wrap? It’s an essential (but easy) skill. Using some of our FreshDirect side shortcuts and fresh ingredients, you can wrap up a phenomenal leftover meal in no time. Click through for ingredients and steps.
You’ve got your pies and sides in order, now it’s time for some fun! These cute Thanksgiving turkey cookies will help get the kids involved and add some homemade character to your spread. Click through for ingredients, instructions, and to see our turkey adventure come to life!
What’s green, peanut butter-y, and delicious all over? Halloween-themed apple fangs, of course. All you need: apple, Just FreshDirect peanut butter, peanuts, and mini marshmallows.
Get ghoulish with your fruit! Check out more pics and a quick video after the jump.